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Advent 2020: Rejoice!

It’s all about Him. Today marks the eve of Christmas Eve. The day when we finally resign ourselves to what will get done by Christmas and what will not. Spend a portion of today reflecting on your expectations and hopes for this holiday season. Celebrate the accomplishments, grieve the disappointments and things lost in the […]

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Advent 2020: Believe

Find Him awesome. The calendar tells us we have two days until Christmas Eve. With yesterday’s winter solstice, the light of day begins to increase, little by little. Most often, the light of Jesus in our lives waxes and wanes in the same way — little by little — it doesn’t stay the same. We […]

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Advent 2020: Incarnation

The King has come. Three more days to prepare for Christmas. Three days to prepare our hearts to glorify God by celebrating His Son’s birth. Take time to reconsider our steps in the spiritual journey of Advent. Meditate. Remember your need for a Savior.Examine. Be honest about the place Christ has in your life.Build. Anticipate […]

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Advent 2020: Light in the Darkness

Stand firm with Jesus. Four days left in Advent. Five until Christmas. The daylight hours continue to decrease while the hours of darkness increase — until tomorrow. This year December 21st is the first day of winter, the day marked by the fewest hours of light and the longest night of darkness. Spiritual darkness presses […]

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Advent 2020: Freedom

The destruction of sin and death. So far this Advent season, we’ve gone deep into the heart of Christmas, perhaps seeing things previously unseen. Today, as you go about your day, think about what you’ve learned. Look for signs of the deeper meaning of Christmas in the world around you. See past the temporary and […]

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Advent 2020: On Mission

You are sent. Only six days remain in Advent. The last week before Christmas gets more frantic for some. Others seem to have it all done with time to spare. And some have no one and nothing for the holidays. Let the final days of Advent be a time to slow down. Think about the […]

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Advent 2020: Behold

The greatest salvation. The spiritual discipline of Advent provides a means to increase our adoration and enjoyment in Jesus. Within it is the potential to open our hearts to a greater understanding of all He did, does, and will do. Christmas Eve is one week away. Today, test your heart and spirit. Rate your adoration […]

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Advent 2020: Things Are Not as They Seem

To the glory of God. Faith puts trust in what we hope for as evidence of what is still unseen (Hebrews 11:1). It feels slippery sometimes and requires spiritual work to keep it intact. The basis of our life in Christ is faith. Self-examination of feelings and actions reveal what we believe, especially as we […]

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Advent 2020: Life and Death

The way of abundant life. The Westminster Shorter Catechism, written in the mid-1600s, provides introductory teaching for new Believers to the Christian faith. Its first lesson tells us the ultimate purpose of every individual born into this world is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Finding joy in this life and the life to […]

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Advent 2020: A New Covenant

Better promises. A big part of trusting God is believing what He says in His Word. Understanding we need a Savior just because He says so. Today, by faith, consider your need for salvation — from yourself and others, from situations and circumstances — listen to your heart’s response. Write down your needs, then go […]